Auschwitz

Poland to amend controversial Holocaust law

The amendment is designed to remove fines or criminal penalties for anyone found guilty of ascribing Nazi crimes to the Polish state

Germany’s Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

For decades after the war, the German government showed little haste to track down many of those involved in the organised mass murder

The intolerable loss of dignity

Obliterating being human is beyond our comprehension and so we invoke evil and dignity – but the wound is indelible

Poland’s president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

The law sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who describes Nazi German death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau as being Polish

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, 96, fit to serve jail term: German court

Oskar Gröning was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300 000 people at the Nazi death camp.

Letters to the editor: May 29 to June 5 2015

Readers write in about contraceptives, Holocaust education and the danger of essentialising.

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ goes on trial in Germany

Former Nazi officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" went on trial in Germany, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors relatives at the court.

The living march, lest we forget

After escaping the Nazis in Poland, it took Irene Klass 70 years to return to the ghetto and her home. This is her story.

Remembering Auschwitz 70 years on

Survivors return to Auschwitz on the 70th anniversary after victims were set free as leaders sound alarm.

Dutch Nazi fugitive dies at 90

Nazi war criminal, Klaas Carel Faber, who escaped from a Dutch jail and lived as a fugitive in Germany for 60 years has died at the age of 90.

Netanyahu’s war talk ups the ante in Iranian standoff

An uncompromising speech in the US by Israel's prime minister has persuaded the public back home that war with Iran is possible, perhaps even likely.

Musical ‘masterpiece’ captures horror of Auschwitz

Opera composed by a Polish Jew and based on a survivor's novel makes its British debut.

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs